live music Archives

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Reggae-rock bands, Chicago-style blues, dubstep, and instrumental prog rock top the list this week. Strawberry Girls Wednesday, August 18 at The Rebel Lounge Instrumental prog rock trio Strawberry Girls bring their post-hardcore California sound to town in support of their fourth studio album, Tasmanian Glow. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 18 at The Rebel Lounge, 2303...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. A diverse lineup this week includes African interpretations of bluegrass music, a celebration of Motown, psychedelic rock, regional Mexican music, and off-the-cuff country. Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band Monday, August 9 at The Nash Wednesday, August 11 at Ottowa University Musician Pascal Bokar, born in France and raised in Senegal, West Africa, leads eleven...

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  Photo courtesy The Hardways   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Arguably the biggest concert this week, The Maine at Crescent Ballroom on August 3, has sold out – but there are plenty of other shows (especially in the rock and jazz genres) to keep you entertained over the next seven days. Jiggle Monday, August 2 at The Lost Leaf...

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Snoop Dogg | photo by Jason Persse   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Our selections this week have global flavor, with Siberian swing and a sonic nod to Bastille Day alongside local artists and the incomparable Snoop Dogg. Red Elvises Tuesday, July 13 at Yucca Tap Room The pioneers of Siberian surf rock (yes, that’s a thing) bring their kooky...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Our roundup this week starts with some keen Gen Z pop rock, continues with contemporary blues rock, glam punk, and big-name country, and wraps up with local hip-hop. Veronica Everheart Wednesday, July 7 at The Rebel Lounge At just 18 years old, local sensation Veronica Everheart makes mature indie pop rock that belies her years....

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Ramón Ayala | Photo by Aaron Markham   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week features a Mexican music legend, locally grown dark disco and a pioneer of electronic DJ jams. Ramón Ayala Friday, July 2 at Celebrity Theatre Legendary Norteño music master Ramón Ayala has been singing and playing his accordion professionally since 1963. He’s backed by the band...

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Photo courtesy andywarpigs.com   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week, we’ve got American roots music, reggae, rock and a tribute to late Phoenix punk musician Andy Warpigs. The Sugar Thieves Friday, June 25 at the Musical Instrument Museum Following the release of two new albums, Phoenix-based American roots music band The Sugar Thieves will bring their bluesy brand of...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week’s lineup includes a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, a big bass-heavy electro beat bash and a heap of hip-hop. Mark Zubia and Jesse Valenzuela Tuesday, June 15 at Old Town Tavern As far as Tempe rock royalty and heritage, it’s hard to imagine a better bill than Mark Zubia...

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Something strange and special happened in the parking lot at the Arizona State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 17 – a sound check, for a live band, followed by a friendly reminder for the hundreds of people in attendance to please wear their masks whenever outside their vehicles and maintain social distancing. And then, 1990s alt-rockers Third Eye Blind ascended the steps onto a stage in the middle of the parking lot and played a 90-minute...

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Looking for your daily dose of live music around the Valley? Check out this week’s concert calendar. Monday, February 10 Rusty Spur Saloon The oldest bar in Scottsdale boasts live music seven days a week from 11 a.m. to close for those who want to bring out their cowboy boots and do a square dance. Monday’s entertainment will be courtesy of local country singer, Greg Mills. 7245 E. Main St., Scottsdale rustyspursaloon.com Tuesday, February 11...

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What prompted you to make a live album? I was invited by Berklee College of Music [in Boston]. It was sort of an idea they had initially that we collaborated on to figure out how to use the talent they have in their students but to also do something that will have a real world release. While the students are still in school and haven’t graduated yet they can put out a record that will...

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